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Maybe you’re wondering exactly how a photo session with me works. It’s a pretty simple process that I’ll break down for you here in just 10 steps. I always try to make it as painless as possible for my clients because my goal is for this to be a stress-free process for you! Let’s dive […]

My Photo Process Explained

Looking for the perfect spot for your family photos? Look no further! I’ve collected my top five favorite spots. Sure, there are plenty of other places, but these are my top picks. Baker Creek Preserve Yes, I love this place! Not only are there some great mountain biking trails and two natural play areas, but […]

Five Best Locations for Family Photos in Knoxville

OK, it’s time to announce the winner of the free mini-session that I’m giving away! Thank you to everyone who nominated your friends and family for the free mini-session! I appreciate your help, and I loved reading all of your beautiful suggestions. You all had such wonderful and kind things to say, and it was […]

Free Mini-Session Winner Announced!

Yes, you read that correctly! 🎈 I’m giving away a FREE mini-session. 🎈⁣ ⁣ One of the most important rituals I have is practicing gratitude. It helps me realize how much I have to be thankful for and how lucky I am. It also makes me want to give back! So, I want to find […]

I’m Giving Away a FREE Mini-Session!

It might go without saying, but kids can be difficult to photograph. Some of them are wiggly and run around a lot. Some of them make unnatural faces on purpose or default to “fake smile mode.” You know the face I’m talking about. Sometimes they run away from the camera completely! The good news is, […]

3 Tips for Photographing Children (even with a phone!)

The air was crisp and chilly on this November afternoon, but little Caroline was a champ for her one-year portraits at Meads Quarry. Her little hands and nose kept getting chilly and would turn red, but there were only a few tears! After being wrapped in an afghan and being snuggled by mom and dad, […]

One-Year Portraits at Meads Quarry

This month I had a photo session with the. coolest. kid. ever! Michael David is the sweetest little dinosaur aficionado you will ever meet. And just look at those sweet strawberry blond curls! His grandfather contacted me to take birthday photos of Michael David (he’s turning 4 this month!) in his Jurassic Park Ranger outfit, […]

Michael David at Baker Creek Preserve

Ohhhh, how I loved my photography session with the Littlejohn family!! Their little boy is as energetic and spunky as their baby girl is cool, calm, and collected! Brandon and Talesha are such compassionate, patient, and attentive parents to their one- and three-year-old. They show that life is complicated, but also full of grace and […]

Littlejohn Family at Ijams Nature Center

Photographing this family was wonderful! This is my friend Kara’s beautiful family. I have known these kids since they were babies (I used to babysit her daughter)! And they are not so little anymore! It’s crazy how time flies by so quickly. The Remington family met me at Admiral Farragut Park, just outside of Knoxville. […]

Remington Family at Admiral Farragut Park

“I’m Spirit! I’m Spirit!” Little Zora proceeded to pony prance and whinny all around Baker Creek Preserve, yelling this at the top of her tiny, little lungs. Spirit’s parents, the Jen and Neal, are used to this and take it in great stride. Sidenote: For those of you who live under the rock that I […]

Knight Family at Baker Creek Preserve